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Delta Announces Latest Expansion in New York

New flights will serve Caribbean markets, domestic cities as carrier continues to grow in New York

Nov 14, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced its latest expansion in New York City, with 12 new daily flights to 11 domestic and Caribbean destinations in spring and summer 2012.

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In March, Delta will add new frequencies between New York-JFK and Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Delta also will launch new nonstop service between New York-LaGuardia and Nassau, Bahamas. The new and expanded Caribbean routes will serve significant local demand for flights to those markets.

In addition, Delta in June will add new routes and frequencies to seven U.S. cities from New York-JFK, including Austin, Texas; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; New Orleans; Milwaukee; San Francisco; and Los Angeles. At JFK, customers will enjoy convenient access to destinations across the globe from Delta's international hub.

With a new daily flight in each city, Delta will offer a total of eight peak-day flights to Los Angeles and six peak-day to San Francisco from New York-JFK.

"Our expanded service to these key Caribbean and domestic destinations reinforces our ongoing commitment to our customers in New York," said Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president – New York. "With our planned expansion at LaGuardia Airport, and our terminal renovation and expansion at JFK, Delta is continuing to position itself as the preferred carrier for customers traveling to and from New York."

All flights will be operated with dual-class aircraft. Tickets will be available for sale Nov. 12 at delta.com and other ticketing outlets.

Schedule details of Delta's new flights are available at http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=18&item=161

Delta also announced introductory one-way fares for its new Caribbean service from New York. Sample fares are as follows:

Route

Each-way fare*

New York-JFK – San Juan

$99

New York-JFK – Santiago

$119

New York-JFK – Santo Domingo

$119

New York-LaGuardia – Nassau

$99



* Additional taxes/fees/restrictions/baggage charges may apply. Fares are valid in either direction.  Fares are each-way.

Delta has made major investments across the New York region over the past decade, boosting its economic impact to more than $13 billion annually. The carrier is building an expanded concourse as part of a $1.2 billion project to enhance Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, creating a state-of-the-art gateway for New York's fastest-growing global airline when it opens in 2013.

Delta also recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a slot transaction with US Airways which will allow it to approximately double the number of nonstop destinations it serves from LaGuardia, adding as many as 4 million additional roundtrip seats available at LaGuardia without increasing congestion. Delta will invest $100 million creating an expanded main terminal at LaGuardia, with a new 600-foot connector bridge between terminals D and C.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Compass Airlines, Mesaba, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America dba Delta Shuttle, and SkyWest; SkyTeam partners: Air France, Aeromexico, Alitalia, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, KLM, and Korean Airlines; or Delta codeshare partners: Aerolitoral dba Aeromexico Connect, Air Nigeria, Alaska Airlines, CAI First dba Alitalia Express, American Eagle, Brit Air dba Air France, China Airlines, City Jet dba Air France, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air Industries dba Horizon/Alaska Airlines, KLM CityHopper, Olympic Air, Privatair dba KLM, Regional CAE dba Air France, Royal Air Maroc, SkyWest dba Alaska Airlines, Varig-GOL Airlines and Virgin Australia.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 335 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

*Terms and Conditions: Fares shown available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited.  Tickets: Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, but no later than November 30, 2011. Travel Period: Travel may begin on or after March 02, 2012. Travel must be completed by August 20 2012.  Blackout Dates: N/A Fare Validity: Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on Delta Air Lines non-stop flights only. Minimum Stay: N/A Maximum Stay: N/A Taxes/Fees: Federal Excise tax of $3.70, Passenger Facility Charge(s) of up to $4.50, and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $2.50 for each flight segment are not included. . Fares do not include U.S. International Air Transportation Tax of up to $32.60 and U.S. and foreign user, inspection, security or other similarly based charges, fees or taxes of up to $349, depending on itinerary. Taxes and fees must be paid when the ticket is purchased. Cancellations/Refunds/Changes:  Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta's cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or see Ticket Changes for details. SkyMiles Partner Offers: SkyMiles partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. SkyMiles Partners subject to change. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, see Membership Guide & Program Rules. Baggage Charges: Baggage Charges: For travel between the United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico/Central America and for travel between/within Mexico/Central America/Caribbean and for travel between the United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic/Guyana/Haiti, $40 USD/CAD* fee for second checked bag.  For travel between the United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean (except Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Haiti), $25 fee for first checked bag and $40 USD/CAD* fee for second checked bag.  For travel between the United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands/ Mexico/Central America/Caribbean and South America (except Brazil), 60 USD/CAD fee for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at delta.com (additional 15 USD/CAD surcharge for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside).  For travel between United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands/ Mexico/Central America/Caribbean/South America (except Brazil) and Europe, 60 USD/CAD*/EUR* fee for second checked bag when bags are prepaid during online check-in at delta.com (additional 15 USD/CAD*/EUR* surcharge for the second bag, when checking in via ticket counter, kiosk, or curbside).  Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or [see Excess Baggage][visit delta.com] for details.  *Fees are CAD exit Canada, EUR exit Europe. Miscellaneous:  Fares, taxes, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. ©2011 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

For further information: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554, news archive at news.delta.com


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